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Royal wedding records

Today’s the big day for Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton—soon to be Princess Catherine! The pair is getting married in the wedding of the decade, if not the century, today at Westminster Abbey followed by what we hope will be the blow-out of all bashes at Buckingham Palace. 

But will their nuptials be record setting? According to Guinness World Records, they’ve got quite a few hurdles to leap to make it into the record books…


William’s parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer hold the title of largest TV audience for a wedding when they tied the knot on July 29, 1981. An estimated 750 million people tuned in from 74 countries to watch them say I do.


When it comes to food, royal wedding confections sure are pricey! In 1937, a slice of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s cake was sold at auction for $29,900. We wouldn’t want to take a bite, though: The auction was held by Sotheby’s New York in 1998. 


Kate better hold onto her veil! If she wants to score this record, she’ll have to top the 11,017-foot long veil worn by Sandra Mechleb in her wedding to Chady Abi Younis in 2009.


We’re hoping the largest bouquet comes with a crane. The record holder’s 1,500 trailing carnations and roses measured over 197 feet long.


On second thought, maybe a simple affair would suit style-icon Kate a li’l bit better!


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by Brittany Taylor | 2/1/2016